As the rate of globalization increases and the economies of all nations become increasingly intertwined and interdependent, there has never been a more pressing need for sensible and sound international trade policies. This is why the OAS continues to play an important role in advancing the goals for increased trade shared by the countries of the Americas. The OAS has supported member states – at the national, bilateral and multilateral level – as they seek to meet the challenges of expanded trade and economic integration. And the General Secretariat provides support in two broad areas: strengthening human and institutional capacity, and enhancing trade opportunities and competitiveness, particularly for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

Trade Agreements

Trade Policy Developments

Trade Disciplines

Department of Economic and Social Development (DESD)

Trade and Economic Development